Meriam Ibrahim made global headlines last year when Sudanese authorities sentenced her to death after she married a Christian man. She was jailed at eight months pregnant and forced to give birth in prison. The 27-year-old has now started a new life in exile with her family in the United States. In the article, she answers Guardian readers’ questions about her incarceration with her children, her strength of faith, and the ongoing battle for human rights in her homeland.
Two years ago, a 23-year-old woman was brutally gang-raped on a moving bus in New Delhi. Three days later, she died from her injuries. The incident pushed millions in the city and all over India to protest the widespread violence against women. The protests led to tougher laws and empowered women to stand up against sexual violence. Ram Devineni was inspired to create a comic book superhero, Priya, who seeks to stop violence against women.
The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers extends its condolences to her family and to the French Association of Women in Legal Careers.
Decisions made in 2015 will help shape the women’s rights agenda for the next 15 years. In September, world leaders will endorse a new set of development goals at the UN. The proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs), which will replace the millennium development goals (MDGs), feature a standalone goal on gender, which encourages the world to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. Discussions about the content of the goals, which will apply to all countries, began in 2013, and a final draft was published in July. The UN starts negotiations next week on finalising the SDGs.
The International Secretariat’s Amnesty International Media Center provides media professionals with access to breaking news, expert comment and important information about human rights issues around the world. It will help you to stay tune on the more recent events in Nigeria. The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers follows the development of this conflict closely.
The Commission will undertake a review of progress made in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, 20 years after its adoption. It will also address opportunities for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women in the post-2015 Development Agenda.
The International Federation of Women in Legal Careers invites you to review 20 Years of Beijing Platform of Action: strategic goals and areas of concern, document of NGO CSW, Civil Society, Latin American and the Caribbean.
As part of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Beijing Conference, the UN Human Rights Office has launched a publication entitled Women’s Rights are Human Rights. This resource is a primer for anyone seeking to understand the basics of women’s human rights.